Community Assistance – September 2017

A family approached MCF this month and tearfully explained that they could not afford the hefty costs for the expert childcare needed to treat their autistic 3 year old son. The family arrived in Australia 3 years ago on bridging visas with 2 young boys. They are not eligible for childcare rebates on their visas. MCF paid for a three month expert childcare trial and new assessments were then made. The results were, that he has made significant progress in relation to his social and emotional development. The joy and emotion expressed by his mother when MCF agreed to continue to pay the childcare fees was overwhelming. This is one of the many cases we deal with almost on a daily basis. Your continued support ensures that the most vulnerable people in our Community receive the help they most need.